(Video) Is it Smart for Charities to Buy the Things they Donate?


I never really gave the charity situation much thought until I went to the Seventh Day Adventist foodbank in Bakersfield, California. One of the volunteers said that they can’t maintain a regular distribution schedule because they buy all their own food to donate to us. Since they don’t always have the money available for purchasing in bulk, they have to skip some of their distribution days.

First I question why an organization gets involved in charity work. Is there an attractive tax benefit to spend some resources on giving free food to the poor. This has always been curious to me. I can understand that the charity volunteers might get first pick of the food, or even a little extra portions for themselves. Although some people need to work off some kind of debt to society through the legal system too.

Second, how does a food bank charity get involved with the food distribution networks. Can it be too hard to maintain good relations with some of them? If the charity organizations can’t maintain good relations with each other to maintain an effective food distribution network, them channels of delivery break down. This can lead to waste, where the grocery stores, or even the farmers resort to dumping their produce into the trash.

I have always looked at the food banks as being one step above dumpster diving. When the food banks can’t maintain a good relation with the local grocery stores, then people may have to take a sneaky step backward and camp out behind the stores for when the foods are being dumped. What system works best for people in the region? Every situation is different.

Also, this food bank not only spent their own money on the food bank items, but they also purchased mostly unhealthy junk food as a result. Feeding the poor junk food does not help out their situation. Sugar extracts have been proven to damage our health and lead to rising healthcare costs. Whatever deals the charity groups think they are getting are in turn lost through the sugar extract products that were cheaper.

How Many Copyright Strike does it take for YouTube to disavow the Email being used?


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The Krissy Lynn Bertone email out of Australia has been used almost 15 times to successfully take down my http://www.youtube.com/acumagnet channel twice and currently has disabled my ability to post. This is getting ridiculous. By the looks of things, this copyright troll is not using any kind of YouTube account, otherwise YouTube may be able to terminate their channel. Instead, the troll is referring to some kind of video outside YouTube to use as a claim against my own videos. I’m not sure how that works exactly.

YouTube seems to be taking slow steps in disqualifying the Bertone email, hopefully progressing further to a blacklisting. 

Sequence of legal response steps that YouTube takes:

1. Terminate the channel on 3 copyright strikes in 3 months.

   a. Return all monetization earnings back to advertisers. Disabling Adsense.

2. Terminate the channel on 3+ or more copyright strikes. 

   a. Hold the monetization earnings in case the channel gets reinstated again.

3. Disable the uploading feature, but allow channel to remain visible to public.

   a. Continue monetization on existing videos.

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I can only hope the next step is to invalidate the emails being used to make false copyright illegal claims by the trolls.

(4 Videos) Let’s Drive the Route 66; between Barstow & Victorville; witness big sand storm


This drive takes 13 minutes longer to get to Victorville than the Highway, covering over 30 miles. There really isn’t much to see on this drive. Very little evidence of any commercial activity to promote fun and excitement. Much of the advertising is to sell land along the roadway. I’m sure you can find a good bargain with one of the real estate agents.

(Videos) Driving to the Route 66 Museum and sneaking into the Space Exhibit until caught


I was surprised there was a security guard for the space exhibit. A lady walked past me with an authoritative look, but said nothing. Then a security lady walked in and asked me if I was with the city. I guess she suspected I was not (city meeting being held there at the time). They knew I didn’t pay any $5, but they were so busy that no one was at the front counter when I walked past. I seized the moment by recording as much as I could.

I was thinking about trying to hide when I heard the lady walk by, but she made a strong effort to look around every corner anyway. But, this exhibit really didn’t look like it was worth $5 anyway. Maybe I went the wrong way?

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#free daily #lunch at #desertmanna #homelessshelter in #Barstow #california The trays are made of cardboard.

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I don’t know if my health is typical, but there is a difference in my health status between my 20 and 40s

This Parkour Pooch got me the most up votes yet on Imgure at 14 votes. There was no sidewalk on this side street so maybe not many people pass by very closely to the dogs yard. He can climb the wall very easily and I was lucky he didn’t spring at me.